• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Salvia 'Dyson's Joy'

sage 'Dyson's Joy'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
sage 'Dyson's Joy'

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  • Other common names sage 'Dyson's Joy'

  • Family Lamiaceae

  • Genus Salvia can be annuals, biennials, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, or shrubs. They have paired, simple or pinnately lobed, often aromatic leaves and 2-lipped flowers in whorls, forming simple or branched spikes or racemes

  • Details 'Dyson's Joy' is a bushy compact plant to 60cm with aromatic, small, ovate, mid to dark green leaves. Distinctive bicoloured flowers are pale pink and dark pink with maroon-purple bases and maroon-green calyces. Flowers profusely over a long period from late spring to autumn

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Leaf

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H3

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Loam, Chalk

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.5-1 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in light, moderately fertile, well-drained soil with shelter and full sun. Drought tolerant. Best overwintered under glass in frost free conditions with full light and using well-drained potting compost with added grit

Propagation Propagate by basal cuttings or softwood cuttings in spring or early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or autumn with bottom heat

Suggested planting locations and garden types Drought Resistant Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 9 in spring, deadhead to prolong flowering

Pests Leaves may be damaged by leafhoppers, slugs and snails and rosemary beetle. Under glass may be affected by aphids, glasshouse whitefly and glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases Generally disease free

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